Considering a career in medicine or healthcare? It’s a major decision that can influence the next four to twelve years of your life. These courses give you a 360 degree view of the medical and healthcare field, as well as immersive learning through hands-on projects and simulations.
Spend the first week learning basic medical skills and getting training on how to handle situations when medical care is not immediately available. The second week focuses on being a detective doctor. In small groups, you will be required to research a simulated patient’s history and symptoms, create a diagnosis based on your findings, and develop a treatment plan.
Are you interested in medicine, science, and technology? Is you goal to create a life-saving drug? This is a unique opportunity for high school students to gain real exposure and work in a biotechogy lab utilizing state-of-the-art equipment. Unlike other courses, the academic portion takes place in the lab of NovoMedix, where students work alongside scientists doing early stage drug discovery for cancer treatment.
Biology & Medicine Course
This biology and medicine summer program for teens begins with an overview of human biology including the scientific method as a system of assessing what we observe. We will look at the levels of organization of living things, from cells to tissues to organs and organ systems. We’ll look at how different organ systems communicate and interdepend on one another. Class activities include collaborative group projects, scientific method experiment, presentation skills development, film clips and readings.
Genetics – the study of genes, their functions, and their effects – is at the center of scientific advancement with exciting science, technology, and medical breakthroughs happening every day. In addition, genetic mapping analyses like those offered through ancestry.com and 23andMe.com have exploded in popularity as people want to know more about their heredity, family culture, and predisposition for certain diseases.
Global Health Course
Explore health issues locally and globally and think critically about how to solve them using community resources and technology. Work to solve global health challenges by turning everyday materials into life-saving innovative devices. Then, put your skills to the test in a disease outbreak simulation where you will work against the clock to discover the cause of a rapidly spreading epidemic and stop it in its tracks.
Psychology & Neuroscience Course
Through psychology simulations and hands-on neurology workshops, you will explore the relationships between the brain and human behavior. In addition, connect with professionals in a range of careers that utilize a background in psychology and neuroscience. This insight helps students reflect on which areas within this specific medical field would be a good fit for them.